Internet-ready TVs use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.
Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.
Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.
Learn more about Internet TVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center. (November 2011)
With its sleek and stylish design, the Sony Internet TV redefines the way a TV looks. And with the debut of the Google TV platform, it redefines what your television can do. Search the entire web, TV listings and apps to find exactly what you're looking for. Watch TV, browse the Internet, or do both simultaneously on the same screen.
Television, Meet Internet
Access more entertainment than ever. Presenting Sony Internet TV, powered by Google TV. Search the entire web, TV listings and apps to find exactly what you're looking for. Watch TV, browse the Internet, or do both at the same time on the same screen. Plus, finding your favorite content is a breeze thanks to the included, intuitive handheld keypad with mouse. Now you can watch the game while tracking your fantasy team, tweet about the TV show you're watching, or update your Facebook status while viewing TV.
Google TV Built-in
Google TV delivers a new experience by bringing the TV and internet together. Using your existing cable or satellite service and at no additional cost, Google TV gives you access to more entertainment options and simplifies the process of finding what you're looking for. Plus, you can enjoy both TV and web content at the same time, on the same screen.
Automatic upgrades from the powerful Google TV platform ensure that your Sony Internet TV is up-to-date, and you can access thousands of downloadable applications from the library of Android Apps, for new content and capabilities.
Personalize your TV experience with downloadable applications such as:
- Twitter: Keep in touch with people and get real-time updates.
- Napster: MP3 downloads and unlimited on-demand music streaming.
- Pandora: Free, personalized internet radio playing only the music you love.
- Netflix: Instantly watch Hollywood movies and thousands of TV episodes.
- Android Market: Access thousands of applications from the library of Android Apps.
- NBA: Check stats while you watch the game. See standings, video highlights and more
Use the intuitive handheld keypad for easy navigation of Internet features.
Made-for-TV apps redefine your television experience.
Provides nearly unlimited access to all areas of the Internet via a browser.
Discover more with apps from the ever expanding Android Market. These made-for-TV apps will redefine your television experience.
Intuitive Handheld Keypad
Use the intuitive handheld keypad for easy navigation of Internet features. An optical finger sensor offers control the mouse pointer, scrolling, zooming in on images, and more; and a a full QWERTY keyboard is provided for entering text.
Search Across TV & Internet
Whatever you're searching for, Sony Internet TV will help you find it on TV or the Internet. Whether you're looking for a channel, show, or website, spend less time searching and more time watching.
Intel Processing and Built-In Wi-Fi
Quickly load videos and website with Intel Inside. Intel provides the processing power for world-class HD video, audio and advanced graphics. This TV also features built-in wi-fi, to make your network connection even easier.
Link to Select Mobile Phones
Add your mobile phone to the Google TV experience. Using your existing Android phone or iPhone as an additional remote control, search content with voice navigation, or share web content between the phone and TV. Available through the Android Market and iTunes App Store.
Surf the Web While Watching TV
Navigate between websites and television channels or enjoy both at the same time, on the same screen, with Picture-in-Picture--check your favorite team's stats while watching the game, or tweet about the movie you are watching.
USB and Home Network Connectivity
Share your home videos or photos on the big screen or listen to your favorite music. Simply connect your digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or USB storage device directly to your HDTV's USB input.
You can also enjoy content over your home network via devices supporting UPnP (video/music/photo) or DLNA (photo only), such as computers or network storage devices.
Dependable Sony Television Features
Regardless of what's on the inside, at the end of the day you're investing a television. This one delivers full HD display resolution with ultra-efficient Edge LED backlighting. 24p True Cinema allows for viewing video at the intended 24 fps (frames per second) picture quality when using Blu-Ray Disc players, Sony PlayStation 3, or other 24fps sources; and built-in 1080p upscaling converts lower-resolution sources to HD images.
On the energy efficiency front, Sony HDTVs exceed Energy Star 3.0 requirement. In addition, they incorporate advanced power saving features such as Light Sensor technology that adjusts backlight intensity based on ambient room lighting conditions and Dynamic Backlight Control that adjusts backlight intensity based on the brightness of the image on the screen.
Finally, Sony doesn't skimp on the inputs, with four HDMI connections, component/composite connections for those older devices, four separate USB ports, and more.
NSX-40GT1 Select Specifications
|Screen Size (Diagonal): ||40 Inches |
|Display Type: ||LCD |
|Backlight Type: ||Edge LED |
|Resolution: ||1920 x 1080p (Full HD) |
|Refresh Rate: ||60Hz |
|Tuner: ||Clear QAM/ATSC/NTSC |
|Media Formats |
|Video: ||H.264, MPEG-4 AVC |
|Music: ||MP3, MP4 (AAC), AAC |
|Photo: ||JPEG, GIF, PNG |
|Internet Capability: ||Google TV |
|DLNA/UPnP Playback: ||Photo (DLNA), Video/Music/Photo (UPnP) |
|Wireless LAN ||802.11.a/b/g/n |
|HDMI: ||4 (2 Rear/2 Side) |
|Component Video (Y/PB/PR): ||1 |
|Composite Video: ||1 |
|USB 2.0 Ports: ||4 (Side) |
|Ethernet Port: ||1 |
|Analog Audio Input: ||1 |
|Analog Audio Output: ||1 (Headphone) |
|Digital Audio (Optical): ||1 |
|Weight and Dimensions |
|Dimensions (WxHxD): ||37.63 x 23.13 x 2.13 Inches (37.63 x 24.38 x 11.75 Inches With Stand) |
|Weight: ||37.7 lbs. (41.5 lbs. with stand) |
What's in the Box
Sony NSX-40GT1 40-Inch Internet HDTV, Keypad With Batteries, IR Blaster Cable, AC Power Cable, Table-Top Stand, Cable Cover, Installation Screws, Documentation